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New York Times, Monday, December 13, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,966
Across
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Horseshoe ___. : CRAB
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Asian land. : IRAQ
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Children in a family. : BROOD
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American wolf. : LOBO
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___ et Mon Droit. : DIEU
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Musical direction. : LENTO
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Word in a Latin lesson. : AMAT
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Bombay garment. : SARI
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Ludicrous trick. : ANTIC
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Boats of a sort. : RAFTS
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___ and barrel. : LOCKSTOCK
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As a whole. : INTOTO
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Repairmen's gear. : KITS
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Wall: Fr. : MUR
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Cookbook abbreviation. : TSPS
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Witnessed. : SAW
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Madison Ave. concern. : MASSMEDIA
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Vaquero's weapon. : BOLO
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Eastern name. : ABOU
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Cheerful. : SUNNY
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District in Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
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Wheat, for one. : CROP
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Fashion item. : REDINGOTE
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Shensi river. : HAN
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Arabian garments. : ABAS
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"Shell game" appurtenance. : PEA
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Astringent. : ALUM
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Evil ones. : SATANS
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Freighter VIP. : FIRSTMATE
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Father of Abraham. : TERAH
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Haul: Naut. : ROUSE
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British subway. : TUBE
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Vital. : LIVE
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Aquatic mammal. : OTTER
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Town near London. : ETON
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His last words, "Look there, look there!" : LEAR
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Marine sights. : MASTS
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Ancient writing. : RUNE
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French pronoun. : ELLE
Down
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Opera remembered for "Home, Sweet Home." : CLARI
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Kind of candle. : ROMAN
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Nautical term. : ABAFT
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Popular toast. : BOTTOMSUP
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Noun suffixes. : IDS
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Iranian coin. : RIAL
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Gas: Prefix. : AERO
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Unsafe footing. : QUICKSAND
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Building sounds. : BLASTS
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Leases. : RENTS
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"March ___ victory . . . " : ONTO
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Auricular. : OTIC
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Cut short. : DOCK
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Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
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Untanned hide. : KIP
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Raw materials. : ORES
28
Prongs. : TINES
29
Just fair. : SOSO
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Disembarked. : ALIT
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Was dressed in. : WORE
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Austrian scientist. : MACH
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Canyon mouth in the Southwest. : ABRA
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Quickly. : SOON
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Brain covering. : DURAMATER
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A mere nothing. : BAGATELLE
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Canine sounds. : YIPS
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Unadulterated. : NEAT
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Modifies. : ALTERS
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Former Dodger. : BUM
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Banker's concern. : ASSET
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Shelley's name for himself. : ARIEL
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Maritime. : NAVAL
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___ Khan (Sir Tiger). : SHERE
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Because of. : FROM
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Jot. : IOTA
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Grooves. : RUTS
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Ballet garment. : TUTU
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Black: Poet. : EBON
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Chemistry suffix. : ENE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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